Current Exhibits

Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland's Amusement Parks

Closing August 18, 2019
>1st Floor Gallery
Chicago has had its share of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring amusement parks, from the rotations of the first Ferris Wheel at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the ups-and-downs of The Bobs at Riverview. Celebrate Chicago's favorite destinations for fun and thrills, from early trolley parks to mid-century suburban attractions like Kiddieland, Santa's Village, and Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom. Learn about the signature rides and iconic venues through rare photos and video, memorabilia, and intriguing artifacts. Interactive family-friendly stations include a full-size Skee-Ball game, marble roller coaster track, a "virtual reality" roller coaster experience, photo booth and more.

ONGOING ELMHURST HISTORY EXHIBIT


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

>2nd Floor Gallery

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. See the interactive tabletop map, rated as one of "50 Museum Marvels" by the Chicago Tribune (July 2017). View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre.
Funding for this exhibit generously provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this exciting new exhibit.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE